Hey guys. Naruto series has come to a halt a long time ago now. It will go down as one of the best ever series in the anime world. Despite being so good, it wasn’t exempted from plot holes. It had a few plot holes, but one of these plot holes was actually quite massive. I haven’t heard many people talking about it. So, I thought that I’d point out the plot hole. This post will have spoilers so if you haven’t finished the anime, prepare for some serious spoilers.
Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha received some new powers. Hagoromo Ōtsutsuki gave both of them some of his powers. So that they could defeat Madara and stop the rebirth of Kaguya Ōtsutsuki. Naruto received half of Hagoromo’s chakra and Sasuke received the other half. Naruto got six paths powers, which enabled him to fly, use six paths Senjutsu and awaken the Truth-Seeking Orbs. Meanwhile, Sasuke awakened the Rinnegan.
We know about the cycle of Indra and Asura. This cycle has continued for many years but it ultimately ended with Naruto and Sasuke making peace. Naruto is the reincarnate of Asura Ōtsutsuki and Sasuke is the reincarnate of Indra Ōtsutsuki. Now, we know that the requirements for awakening the Rinnegan is gaining the chakra of both of Hagoromo’s sons i.e, Indra and Asura. The mixture of the chakra of his sons, gives rise to the chakra of Hagoromo, thus awakening the Rinnegan.
As I said earlier that Sasuke is the reincarnate of Indra. So, when Hagoromo gave him some of his chakra, that chakra had Asura’s chakra as well. This led to the merging of the chakra and eventually leading to the awakening of the Rinnegan. However, if this is the case then Naruto should have awakened the Rinnegan as well. It should be noted that Naruto had Asura’s chakra and some of Indra’s chakra should have been passed down along with Hagoromo’s power.
This thing has not been properly explained in the manga. But, it is pretty clear that one can only awaken the Rinnegan once they get ahold of the chakra of both of the brothers. I think the only possible reason for this is that Kishimoto was rather scared that Naruto would become too powerful and end up becoming overpowered like Madara, Kaguya, and Hagoromo.